Re: Lanark Telfers (Baillie, Dalzell, Watson, Braidfoot)
Good to hear from you and that I may be related to John Telfer sewing machine representative.
I believe my line descends from John Telfer (b.1773) brother of Archibald Douglas Telfer.
John (b.1773) marries Isabel Baillie and they had a son John (b.1796) who married Agnes Watson (mother's maiden name Dalzell) and had a daughter Christian or Christina Telfer. Christina is the mother of my great-grandmother Agnes Waugh. Christina lived with her father until he died then she seemed to move to Edinburgh where she died aged 89 in 1917. At the time a "grandson" was living with her named Robert Anderson.
Christina never seemed to marry but there was usually a number of children in her father's household which may have been hers (or orphans?)
I have some other Lanark Anderson's in my mother's side of the family tree.